Biden to be oldest president in American history, older than Reagan
Joe Biden has defeated Donald Trump and can grow to be the oldest president in American historical past, a title beforehand held by Ronald Reagan.
President-elect Biden, who will flip 78 on Nov. 20, was born in 1942 throughout World Conflict II.
The oldest sitting president in U.S. historical past was Ronald Reagan, who was 77 when he left workplace in 1989.
Biden will grow to be the oldest president on Inauguration Day – Jan. 20, 2021.
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Final 12 months, Biden addressed the difficulty of age on ABC’s “The View.”
“I feel it is essential for folks – it is a professional query to ask about my age,” Biden mentioned. “Hopefully, I can display that … with age comes knowledge and expertise that may make issues loads higher. That is for you all to resolve, not for me to resolve.”
On December of 2019, Biden’s physician launched a report by which he mentioned Biden is a “wholesome, vigorous, 77-year-old male, who’s match to efficiently execute the duties of the presidency.”
The report, ready by Kevin C. O’Connor – Biden’s main care physician when he served as vice chairman alongside former President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017 – famous that Biden has an irregular heartbeat. But it surely additionally mentioned Biden has not required any medicine or different therapy for the situation, generally known as nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.
Donald Trump, 74, was additionally the oldest man to imagine the presidency. He was 70 on Inauguration Day – Jan. 20, 2017.
The opposite oldest presidents on the time of inauguration have been Ronald Reagan, who was 69 in 1981; William Henry Harrison, who was 68 in 1841; and James Buchanan, who was 65 in 1857.
The youngest president was Theodore Roosevelt, who was 42 in 1901, when he started his first of two phrases within the White Home.
John F. Kennedy was the second-youngest president at 43, adopted by Invoice Clinton and Ulysses S. Grant, who have been each 46 after they turned president.